Nearly $800 million in federal money will be used to upgrade high speed rail service on the Northeast corridor. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the improvements will save passengers thousands of traveling hours.
Latino health care providers will make a last-ditch effort to get the Legislature to roll back some Medicaid changes they say will hurt Hispanics and others in New York’s poor neighborhoods.
The organizations Hispanic Mental Health Professionals, Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Federation oppose parts of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid overhaul in his proposed state budget that will force managed care.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking to establish a commission to independently reform the process of configuring congressional and state legislative district lines.
The Democratic governor's bill, the Redistricting Reform Act of 2011, is the latest push against the Senate’s Republican majority, which had been Cuomo’s earliest and strongest supporter for his economic platform.
The Democratic Senator says New Jersey Governor Christie's decision to pull the plug on the Trans-Hudson Rail Project was a huge mistake.
It's been three months since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie nixed the ARC rail tunnel project, and New York State Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing to get the project back in the works.
Democrat Andrew Cuomo coasted past tea party Republican Carl Paladino after an exceedingly nasty race to win election Tuesday as governor of New York, the job his father, Mario, held in the 1980s and '90s.
With just under a quarter of the vote in, Cuomo had 58 percent to Paladino's 37 percent. Third-party candidates split the remainder.
Most incumbents in congressional races in New York enjoy an advantage over their opponents - they've raised more money. According to www.opensecrets.org, incumbents have received more donations than challengers in 26 out of 28 races.